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Tue
25
Aug

New to medical marijuana? Curious? Here’s what experts say you should know.

Getting medical marijuana has never been easier in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Telemedicine, online ordering, and home delivery — innovations spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic — have streamlined the process and encouraged more people than ever to explore whether cannabis might be a good health choice for them.

But patients new to the program face a bewildering array of cannabis products when they make their first foray into state-approved marijuana retailers, which in Pennsylvania are called dispensaries.

Tue
25
Aug

3 Ways CBD Can Help Seniors

CBD provides benefits for people of all ages. When used by seniors, it can improve their quality of life in key ways.

CBD is used by people of all ages, but seniors are a demographic that can really benefit from the daily use of the compound. Aside from providing relief from pain and anxiety, the use of CBD is a good way of treating forms of chronic pain and stress, while also helping people get better sleep. The compound is also a good way of decreasing the use of different medications, which can become troublesome after years of recurring use.

Tue
25
Aug

Arkansas: Medical marijuana sales top 20,000 pounds since beginning

The state’s monthly report shows medical marijuana sales remain strong in Arkansas, which has almost 76,000 people with cards allowing them to purchase the product.

Since legal sales began in May 2019, some 20,000 pounds of cannabis have been sold, grossing $131 million. Sales in the last two weeks have averaged $590,000 daily, according to a report from Scott Hardin at the Department of Finance and Administration.

 

Said Hardin:

A total of 28 dispensaries are serving patients with nine remaining that are working toward opening. Ten of the 28 in operation have sold more than 1,000 pounds.

Mon
24
Aug

5 Ways Medical Marijuana Can Help You Deal With Chronic Pain

For those struggling with chronic pain, medical cannabis is often touted as a safer alternative to prescription pain medications. Here are 5 ways marijuana can help ease the suffering.

Pain management is the most common reason doctor’s are prescribing medical marijuana. Treating chronic pain can be complicated and for some, marijuana provides an effective alternative that comes with lower risks than more conventional treatment methods.

Mon
24
Aug

Missouri officials examine protections over medical marijuana information

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, establishing a medical marijuana program in Missouri. Article XIV requires the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to protect the trade secrets of medical marijuana businesses as well as patients’ information by keeping that information confidential.

Mon
24
Aug

Arkansas: Suspension of expiration dates on medical marijuana patient cards ending soon

Earlier this year, the Arkansas Department of Health suspended expiration dates on medical marijuana registry cards due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This allowed individuals to temporarily use their cards past the expiration date written on their card.

This temporary extension will end on September 30, 2020. Cards with an expiration date on or before September 30, 2020, will expire on September 30, 2020.

Cardholders need to submit a renewal application by September 11, 2020, to allow time for processing. Cards with an expiration date after September 30, 2020, will expire on the date written on the card.

Fri
21
Aug

CBD Oil For Anxiety & Depression: Pros & Cons

As research continues on the benefits of CBD oil, more people are starting to realize there’s more good than bad in it. Here’s how the benefits and drawbacks shake out.

There’s always something to worry about, like bills, food, and your health. Whatever the case, anxiety is common, and so is depression. Fortunately, there are a lot of solutions for both.

Some people rely on medications and therapy to overcome anxiety and depression. Others turn to coping mechanisms like yoga and meditation.

Lately, the search for anxiety and depression treatment has been shifting towards more natural medications. In particular, CBD oil.

Fri
21
Aug

Medical marijuana sales on rise in Pennsylvania since coronavirus outbreak

Medical marijuana sales have dramatically increased in Southeastern Pennsylvania since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

"I am a cancer patient. I have neuropathy in my hands and feet and horrible insomnia," said Anna Squitieri of South Philadelphia.

Hernina Gamble said, "I have anxiety and I was just diagnosed with cancer."

As a treatment, they've opted to use medical marijuana for pain management.

Squitieri said, "Your other option is pills and I'm not a pill kind of person."

Gamble said, "I just didn't like the fact I had to take so many pain pills and it wasn't helping."

These women are part of a medical marijuana trend in Pennsylvania that has exploded specifically during the time of the coronavirus.

Fri
21
Aug

High demand for medical marijuana causes shortage in parts of Arkansas

There are several questions in both Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley regarding medical marijuana dispensaries and the struggle to meet the needs of Arkansans.

Patient Carla Thompson says if medical marijuana doesn’t become more available in Arkansas she may have to go to Oklahoma.

“Like right now I’m almost out so tomorrow I will probably have to go online and search around and try to find somewhere that has something,” Thompson said.

Thompson and many other patients say finding access to the medicine they need is almost impossible. She says her local dispensary, Fort Cannabis Company, struggles to keep its shelves full of any strain.

“Mostly from just anything we ran completely out of flower for two weeks now,” said Fort Cannabis Manager Alisha.

Thu
20
Aug

NIST And FDA May Be the Cannabis Quality Assurance Heroes We Need

Finally, the feds are looking more seriously into product safety and quality for cannabis and CBD products, but it’s not the FTC taking the reins.

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